Llullaillaco in 2006
|Elevation||6,739 m (22,110 ft) |
|Prominence||2,344 m (7,690 ft) |
|Isolation||264.53 kilometres (164.37 mi)|
|Location||Chile and Argentina border|
|Parent range||Andes, Puna de Atacama|
|Age of rock||Pleistocene|
History[change | change source]
The first recorded ascent was on 1 December 1952, by Bión González and Juan Harseim, from Chile. They found archaeological evidence that people were at the top of Llullaillaco in the pre-Columbian period.
In 1999 on Llullaillaco's summit, an Argentine-Peruvian expedition co-directed by Johan Reinhard and Argentine archaeologist Constanza Ceruti found the preserved bodies of three Inca children approximately 500 years earlier.
Geography[change | change source]
The Llullaillaco is a stratovolcano. There were eruptions in 1854, 1866 and 1877. Since then, no volcanic activity has been recorded. It is the world´s second highest active volcano, second to Ojos del Salado.
Gallery[change | change source]
Paranal Observatory and Llullaillaco, 200 km away
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Cerro Llullaillaco, Argentina/Chile". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Andes 6000m peak list". Andes.org. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Volcán Llullaillaco" (in Spanish). Andeshandbook.org. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Extreme microbes found near mummy burial site". Livescience. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- Maizlish, A. "The Ultra-Prominences Page". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
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